Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.
Brain: The World Inside Your Head
NOW OPEN through May 3, 2015
The Museum will host the 5,000-square-foot, traveling exhibit Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Made possible by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Brain: The World Inside Your Head began its run at the Smithsonian and has been touring to select cities in North America. Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction. This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and up close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. In the process, the exhibition makes brain-related disorders easier to understand. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation.
The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.
COMING SOON - EXHIBITS
Sesame Street Presents the Human Body
Opens May 22, 2015 through September 8, 2015
Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an engaging, free-flowing learning experience where loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive, multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank.
Free the Ladybugs Week
March 20 -29, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Ladybug Release Daily - Release times 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Learn about the benefits of ladybugs, what they eat and how they survive in the wild, and then take a handful of ladybugs and set them free in our outdoor park.
Ladybug Tightrope Races - Make your own ladybugs and race them using air pressure. Explore the effects of air currents on a lightweight bug. Don’t get blown away!
Ladybug Sun Catchers - Get crafty and create ladybug window art. Capture the sunlight as it shines through your ladybug sun catchers. Lifecycle of a Ladybug From eggs to adult…learn about the life cycle of ladybugs and how they grow.
LIVE SCIENCE SHOW - Insects in Action - Learn about the wonderful world of arthropods and see some live insects up close.
Bug Tasting - Yummy or yucky, some bugs taste good to their predators and others don’t. Try our flavored bugs and decide for yourself.
University of Florida
Jose Muniz of Amazing Butterflies
Joey’s Egg Hunt
April 3 -5, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Hop (or waddle) along in search of colorful eggs left by our very own Joey the Otter! Once you have collected them you will receive a gift bag. You may even find a golden egg inside making you a GRAND PRIZE winner!
Meet and Greet with Joey the Otter
Come and meet the Museum’s mascot, Joey the Otter, and take pictures to send back to your friends and family. Don’t forget to tag us on social media.
The Brain Bowl
April 11, 2015 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Join us in the BRAIN exhibit as families compete against each other in the Battle of Brains.
Winning families will walk away with prizes while others will be left scratching their heads.
Exotic Car Display
April 11, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum Atrium will be filled with some pretty sweet rides. Come by and check out
the Ferraris, Porsches, Corvettes and other dream machines.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 9 & 10, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.
“Big Kahuna” Surf School - Learn how to hang ten from the “da Big Kahuna” and hear about the history of surfing and how it has evolved.
Ronin Taiko - Witness awe-inspiring live shows featuring these large, majestic and powerful Japanese drums.
Association of Performing Arts of India -
Enjoy a demonstration of the Indian classical dance “Bharatanatyam
Kimono Hiro - Children can dress up in the many different Kimono styles while they learn about the
Japanese children’s festival of Shichi-Go-San. (Seven-Five-Three)
Lanikila Ike Outrigger Club - Take a seat in a real 40-foot outrigger canoe and learn the history of Polynesian navigation.
Bonsai Clubs - Celebrate National Bonsai Day with different bonsai artists performing demonstrations all
Sesame Street Presents The Body Exhibit Opening
May 23 - 25, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Map of the Human Body - Draw a map of the body and learn how the organs function together. Then see if you can place the organs in the right spot to keep the body working.
Ooey Gooey Snot - Achoo! Make and play with ooey gooey green snot. Learn about snot and how boogers are formed.
Skeleton Dance - Our skeletons give our bodies structure. Make your own skeleton and then watch your bones dance.
Pump it up! - Give your heart and lungs a workout then learn how these organs pump blood and oxygen throughout your body.
Fueling your Body - All foods are yummy but only some foods are healthy enough to fuel your body. Others are junk food that will slow you down. Learn the difference between the two so you can keep your body working in tip-top shape.
Blooms and Butterflies
May 30 & 31, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
A Flurry of Butterflies Jose Muniz of Amazing Butterflies
Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we release last winter’s caterpillars into the sky and complete their final stage of metamorphosis. Butterflies will be raffled off to select winners.
Tower Garden Learn today’s coolest and most innovative sustainable gardening techniques along with hydroponics and plants that make a healthier and happier YOU.
KELLER SCIENCE THEATER WEEKEND SHOWS
Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.
The Nitro Show -
Ever wonder what -320oF will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.
KaBoom! Show -
Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!
Science Showdown -
Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!
Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning.
The museum hosts 1-day and 5-day camps.
For more information and a listing of upcoming camps, visit CAMPS page.
Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember.
For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.
OVERNIGHT CAMP-IN ADVENTURES
Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group.